Helena Mitchell, Ph.D.

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Helena Mitchell is the Wireless RERC's principal investigator. Dr. Mitchell is a Regents Researcher for the State of Georgia and principal research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Her areas of specialty include accessibility of wireless technologies, regulatory and legislative policy, emergency/public safety communications, and advanced communications technologies. Helena was an official at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) including servicing as the chief of the Emergency Broadcast System and the first chief of the Emergency Alert System. Her career includes other senior positions in universities, public broadcasting, and the private sector. 


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